Graduate Program

York Anthropology top 5 in Canada

York University's Anthropology Program was ranked 4th in Canada in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. The department improved on its rank of 8th last year. The same organization ranked the program in the top 100 internationally. With 15 faculty members and eight affiliates, we are one of the largest socio-cultural Anthropology departments in Canada. The […]

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Dept of Anthropology Suspends Classes

The Department of Anthropology at York University declares that all lectures, seminars and tutorials are suspended for the duration of the CUPE 3903 strike. We are unanimously supportive of our Unit 1 and Unit 2 colleagues and recognize the contributions they make to all of the courses that we teach. In responding to this strike, […]

Graduate Program

Pedagogy and Public Anthropology

Please join us for the next Public Anthropology Collaboratory meeting on Tuesday February 13th from 10AM-12PM at York University, HNE 230, (Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, see, focusing on the theme of  Pedagogy and Public Anthropology, facilitated by Karl Schmid. In a sprit of sharing and brainstorming, the upcoming meeting of the Public Anthropology Collaboratory […]

Conference: Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees & Migrants Nov. 9-10

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) is pleased to announce "The Imaginative Ethnography Symposium: Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees & Migrants" November 9-10, 2017, York University, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston The symposium will include two keynote addresses, a roundtable panel, and a workshop for graduate students. Keynote Speakers: Professor Ian F. Hancock is an […]

Retired Professors to be Honoured

Professors Emeriti  Penny Van Esterik and Judith Nagata will be honoured at the 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) conference running 26 to 28 October 2017 at York University. Penny and Judith are active and long-standing members of the CCSEAS and stalwarts of Southeast Asian studies in Canada. The panels honouring Nagata and Van […]

Trying the Way now available as a free download

Trying the Way: Ethnographic Glimpses of York University Book by Prof. Penny van Esterik and Dr Laurie Baker is now available for free download. In the public media, universities are often targets of anti-intellectual rants; but criticism of universities often comes from people who are not familiar with the complexity of university cultures. They felt that as anthropologists they should […]

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Contingent Horizens: Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers

Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers  Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology Volume 4 Issue 1 Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 13th, 2017 Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors […]